Highest Dinner Party Record Attempt
A group of New Zealand adventurers are again planning an attempt to set a new record for the World's Highest Dinner party, in Argentina this January.
A 14 strong team is currently being put together by expedition leader Craig Crosse, to Mt Aconcagua in Argentina. At 6962 metres, Mount Aconcagua, in the hearts of the Andes, is the highest outside the Himalayas, in fact the highest in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres.
To gain entry into the Guinness Book Of Records, at least six people must summit and perform a formal dinner including a three course meal, with no outside assistance allowed. Specially designed tables and chairs help to reduce weight. The current record being held by a group of Australian social climbers in Peru 13 years ago.
A combination of factors forced an attempt last year to turn back from near the summit in conditions not favourable to carrying on, including, minus 30 degrees Celsius and a harrowing wind. This time around, more experienced from and better prepared the expedition plans to acclimatise in Bolivia for ten days enroute to Argentina. The expedition leaves January 9th and plans to summit in the first week of February.